The Monday following the last regular season game in the NFL is often known as “black Monday.” That’s when coaches discover if they’ll have a new zipcode next season.
Minnesota Viking have parted ways with head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier was with the franchise for a little over three seasons. This season the Vikings went 5-10, with 1 tie game.
Vikings announced Leslie Frazier will not return.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2013
The Cleveland Browns started their house cleaning early. On Sunday night, head coach Rob Chudzinski was fired after one season with the team. The Browns released a statement.
“We appreciate Chud’s passion for the Browns, and we have great respect for him both personally and professionally,” the team said in a statement. “We needed to see progress with this football team. We needed to see development and improvement as the season evolved and, unfortunately, we took a concerning step backward in the second half of the year.
“Our fans deserve to see a consistently competitive team. We have high standards, and there’s an urgency for success. When we believed we were not positioned to achieve significant progress in 2014, we knew we had to admit that a change was needed, and move forward.”
Browns players reportedly weren’t happy. The team went 4-12 this season, including a seven-game losing streak.
The Redskins are expected to part ways with Mike Shanahan – shocking,said absolutely no one.
One surprise perhaps – although not if you’ve been paying attention in recent weeks. Jets head coach, Rex Ryan will be back with the team for the 2014 season.